The fishing is heating up all over Juneau. It is hard to choose what to chase right now since so much is going on all at once!
The king fishing in salt water is beginning to slow down, but has been a productive fishery this year. If you have yet to rope a king and you want to, try fishing in the freshwater at Fish Creek, or Auke Creek. Flies such as the Jumbo Critter, Squidro, Mr. Bodangles, or the Dolly Llama should work wonders for you.
If you are interested in fishing for some fresh sockeye salmon, this Saturday, June 28th is the last opening at Windfall Creek for the month. The fishing has been productive, and the salmon are continually moving through in waves. Try flies like the Sockeye Lightning in green and red, Red Hot, and the Copper Swan.
Pink and Chum salmon are now returning all around town, too! The Chum salmon have been returning to Amalga Harbor for the last week, we can only expect more to come. These salmon can be caught on the Kilowatt, Egg Sucking Leech, Neon Shrimp, and Striptease in colors like purple, pink,. The Pink salmon are now slowly returning to Echo Cove and Cowee Creek. They can be caught on flies like the Hump Hooker, UV Calamari, Sea runner Special and the Karluk Shrimp.
The Dolly Varden have temporarily vaporized as they make their annual migration from saltwater into freshwater creeks and streams. Some schools of dollies can still be found in the saltwater feeding on chum fry and can be caught using patterns such as the Stinger Clouser Minnow in Olive/White, the Clone. Start looking for dollies in streams like Montana Creek and Cowee Creek soon by using flies like the UV Calamari, Humpy Hooker, B.H. Bugger in Thin Mint, or White, and fry patterns.
Finally, we are offering some FREE fly casting lessons this weekend!
When: Friday, June 27th from 6:00-8:00pm -OR- Saturday, June 28th from 10:00am-Noon
Where: Meet at the Fly Shop, we will head to either the Mendenhall River or Twin Lakes.
What you need: Dress for the weather! If you have fly gear of your own, feel free to bring it, other ways we will provide gear.
Hope to see you out on the water soon!
-Brad, Mike, Kayla & Chas